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Bumped temp up while furnace was running. Shortly after, it just quit. A quick check showed the pilot went out. Changed the thermo couple with a new one with no luck. Still won't stay lit when I let up on the pilot button.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Rheem 22V50F1 pilot won't stay
If pilot lights and flame is robust and clear blue, and pilot goes out later, then some suspects can be excluded: air in gas line, low gas pressure, thermocouple is overtightened (finger-tight + 1/4 turn), thermocouple not positioned correctly in the flame, dirty pilot tube.
If flame is yellowish and small: then clean pilot tube and combustion parts.
Remaining suspects can include: air in gas line, low gas pressure, bad gas control valve, tight house so household vent fans pull air down water heater vent that blows out pilot, hot attic with inadequate ventilation, water dripping down vent.
Open following links to read troubleshoot resources.
Posted on Aug 17, 2011
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